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Old 10-12-2006, 01:15 AM   #1
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Question Best place to start - Solaris9(Sparc PlatformEdition)?


Hello there,

I'm a newbie to SunOs Solaris9(Sparc Edition) and have physically setup up 2 networks each with 1 server and 6 diskless terminals(Sun MicroSystems).

Does anyone know a few links(i have searched through tonnes) or good tutorials that assist installing and configuring the diskless clients.

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:48 AM   #2
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What are these diskless terminals ?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 06:19 AM   #3
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Their Sun Microsystems, they are basically a mini pc but they don't have a hdd, So you can plugin a monitor, power, network, keyboard and mouse(usb). They also have a keycard like slot in the front for access(looks like a creditcard with a phone sim patch).

I'll get a couple of pics to help identify them better, I can't think what else to explain about them other than the accounts they use are added,stored and accessed from the server.

Its a first for me to as i had never seen these type of terminals before they arrived at my work and can't seem to get good info on there management and server management other than a few install docs floating around the net.

If i could get a start on the server(finally got some success today and was able to add accounts, though when logging in i have a host problem).

Anything in the right direction would be most appreciated, KeenAs
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:10 AM   #4
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Okay, from your description, these are not only diskless but also O/S-less terminals, a.k.a SunRays.

As with all Sun products, there is a comprehensive documentation about Sun Ray Server Software on docs.sun.com.

Start here, select the SRSS version you have installed:

http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/prod/sunray#hic
 
Old 10-13-2006, 03:00 AM   #5
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Hey jlliagre,

Glad you picked that up in my description(OS/Less), forgot to include it, Thanks for directing me to a better start on the sun site.

I have gone to the sun docs site and have started to download the relevant info docs regarding installation and configuration of the SunRays software for the server and also found some info on smartcards which im assuming are what i described as CC like cards with a sim patch.

Looks like its not going to be an easy task, If you or anyone have anymore suggestions it would be most appreciated..

KeenAs...

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Old 10-13-2006, 04:08 AM   #6
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You do not need to use these smartcards to log in, it's just something to ease user and session identification.
 
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Ok thanks jlliagre,

Spoke to a good friend last night and he's a bit of a wiz when it comes to pc's, he said he'd spare some time to help cut-through the jargon in the docs to get me up and running.

Will post an all ok when i get the network fully running, maybe a breif tutorial once i complete the installation and configuration documentation.
 
  


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